On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
  • 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
  • Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWilliam Holden

William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

1981 Highlights

About November 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio